We are writing Narratives in class. Today we used a picture of a Pirate Ship to help us with some ideas. When we started writing we used the picture and created a word wall. A word wall is a way of organising  and collecting words that we might use in our story. We also know that we need to plan our writing. Today we tried using our colourful semantics to help us plan. We used the ‘Who’, ‘What doing’, ‘Where’ and ‘When’. What are some of your ideas for a narrative?

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We have been looking at poetry in our writing sessions. Last week we began to explore rhyming poetry through Limericks. A limerick is a 5 line poem. It has a very distinctive rhythm and rhyme pattern.  We discovered that there is a pattern to how the lines rhyme. The last words of the first, second, and fifth lines all rhyme with each other. We called these lines ‘A’.  The last words of the third and fourth lines rhyme with each other. We called these line ‘B’. Here is an example of a Limerick;

There was an old man from Peru, (A)

who dreamed he was eating his shoe. (A)

He awoke in the night (B)

with a terrible fright, (B)

and found out that it was quite true. (A)

Then we had a go at writing our own. Write one of your own or post your favourite limerick.


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